Oxford to Preston by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:38
  • Last train
    00:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 59m

Travelling from Oxford to Preston by train

The fastest trains from Oxford to Preston take around 2 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 243 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Oxford and Preston.

Journeys between Oxford and Preston usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Oxford to Preston every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 21 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Preston is usually scheduled to depart Oxford around 06:38 and the last train is around 00:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Oxford around 06:39, and the last at 22:54.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Oxford to Preston train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Oxford to Preston by train.

Which trains operate between Oxford and Preston?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Oxford to Preston, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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